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20 May 2024
Multiple flares from AR 13663
Credit: IRIS, LMSAL/NASA, Chunming Zhu
AR 13663 was a fast-growing active region in the solar northern hemisphere. It had a complex magnetic configuration and produced several intensive flares as it grew and passed through the solar disk. This movie, captured by IRIS on May 5th, 2024, displays multiple solar flares (C and M classes) from this region. They appear to be associated with the evolution of a small filament (relatively dark features) that existed in AR 13663.